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Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Athletic Arms [Diggers]

1-3 Angle Park Terrace
EH11 2JX
Telephone(0131) 259 9948
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Opening times: Mon–Wed 11:00-24:00; Thu–Sat 11:00-01:00 next day; Sun 11:00-24:00
Regular beers: Caledonian Deuchars IPA, Stewart 80/-

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

Situated between two graveyards, the name Diggers became synonymous with this welcoming Edinburgh pub legend which opened in 1897. Banquette seating lines the walls, over 700 malt whiskies grace the gantry and a compass drawing in the floor aids the geographically challenged. Two smaller back rooms, where children are permitted until 9pm if eating, have further seating and the larger has a dartboard. Quieter now than in its heyday, though packed when Hearts are at home, it continues to extend a warm welcome to locals and visitors alike. Outstanding pies! NOTE: Return Trays (Autovacs) are only used for the real ales served by tall fount.